Square Enix Blocks Paid Version of Deus Ex: The Fall From Being Played on Jailbroken Devices

Posted July 12, 2013 at 9:59pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11005 views

Square Enix has blocked legitimately purchased versions of Deus Ex: The Fall from being playable on jailbroken devices.

Redditors began reporting the news shortly after release on July 10th. The move was likely a poor attempt to prevent pirating of the game; instead, it left many of its customers unable to play the game they had paid for. Of course, jailbreaking your iPhone is completely legal even under the limited exceptions that the White House is working to extend.

Early customers were not warned that the game would not work; however, the description has now been updated to read.

** Please be aware, the Deus Ex: The Fall play experience is currently restricted on jail broken devices. Do not purchase if you have voided your warranty and have Jail broken your device.

Although, Square Enix does not appear to be apologetic about blocking the game for jailbreakers, it does recognize that it needed to inform buyers before a purchase was made. Thus, according to the official statement received by Eurogamer, the company will release an update next week to remove the block.

Official Statement:
"We have not been clear in our communication earlier this week when we launched Deus Ex: The Fall. We did not state clearly that the game would not support jailbroken devices and so we will be switching this off via an update, so that all the supported iOS devices will be able to play the game in the near future."

"We feel it's the right thing to do in this situation and apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. No customer should be out of pocket when we were not clear from the start, so we'll get the game updated as soon as possible so that everyone who wants to play Deus Ex: The Fall can do regardless of whether their device is jailbroken or not. As soon as this update is live we will communicate this via the Eidos Montreal Community channels."

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EA - July 13, 2013 at 7:15pm
You can still get it on your phone without paying for it. If you have certificates just sign it and it will install on your non-jailbroken iPhone for FREE. I just got it and it works on iOS 7.
Ehhmad - July 13, 2013 at 5:15am
Simply install a tweak called xCon from Cydia and you are good to go. It also works for direct Tv
Nerd - July 13, 2013 at 2:12am
Bought the game for the iPad mini and it doesn't work right...not because of jailbreak but because of memory consumption. Literally have on average 20mb ram when playing this game. Once it gets below 14 it crashes. This happens every 3-5 minutes. They need to release an update to improve this. Unless you have an iPad 3 or 4, it's not worth it.
Ruben - July 13, 2013 at 1:38am
Directv is also blocking his iPhone app on jailbroken phones on his last update.
Saul - July 12, 2013 at 11:35pm
Is rooting your android allowed by the company there made by. Cause if it is why does apple block jail breaking.
Darryn - July 13, 2013 at 2:34am
No, rooting isn't allowed or recommended. But people still do it. It's a personal choice.
Stevles - July 15, 2013 at 9:00am
Rooting and jail breaking is not illegal, it is typically frowned upon by companies (due to the fact it makes it easier to infringe copyright) especially Apple devices. However, Android OS is VERY easy to install cracked apps on anyway due to the developer options allowing non-signed "apk's" to be installed. In my opinion, no company should ever be allowed to actively block games from being played on jail broken devices. They should, however, be allowed to actively block apps that are confirmed to be downloaded illegally. Android apps already have securities like this in place in most high end apps. That being said they are easily bypassed using a rooted device.
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